CBL Internships

Community-Based Learning interns are partnered with a community organization over the summer to complete specific projects and initiatives. This experience aims to fulfill community partners' organizational goals and provide students with professional development and education about community organizing. CBL interns work twenty-five hours a week for eight weeks in the summer at a community-based organization and meet with their cohort once a week for training and reflection. 

CBL Summer Internships-2024

Chamber of Commerce - Accepting Applicants
The student will work alongside the Chamber staff to enhance the business climate in the greater Rockbridge community. They will work hands-on with our members to enhance their marketing plans, prioritize workforce needs, and help identify solutions. We would also like the student to work with our members to better utilize our online resources, ChamberMaster portal, Chamber Benefits Cards and social media offerings.

Grace Episcopal Church - Accepting Applicants
Grace Episcopal Church aims to better understand the life of African Americans in Lexington and Rockbridge County in the latter decades of the 19th Century up through the Jim Crow era. The intern will research the role played by local churches, especially Grace, then R.E. Lee, in racial justice and healing and in racial injustice and harm. The goal is to develop creative ways to engage the congregation and the wider community in understanding and reporting their history for the sake of racial healing and creating a Beloved Community.

Kendal at Lexington - Accepting Applicants
Kendal is looking for a student interested in assisting with their Life Enrichment Programs, researching technology trends, and assisting residents with tech literacy.

Main Street Lexington (MSL) - Accepting Applicants
MSL plans annual events for the area's residents to foster community pride and involvement. MLS is seeking a student to support their event coordination and data entry/analysis. They will work on three major summer events sponsored or co-sponsored by MSL. They will also support advanced planning for fall and holiday season events, data entry, and analysis of their downtown gift certificate program.

Virginia Innovation Accelerator (VIA) - Filled
VIA is seeking a motivated and creative Summer Intern to join their team and contribute to their marketing and media development initiatives. This role will provide valuable hands-on experience in executing marketing strategies, managing media channels, and actively participating in community public relations efforts.


CBL Summer Internships-2023

 Lexington-Rockbridge County Chamber of Commerce - Renan Silva, '24
The Chamber of Commerce's mission is to champion social and economic progress for our community.

Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center - PJ Ryan, '25
Hoofbeats is an accredited therapeutic riding center only 10 minutes from W&L's campus. 

ConnectionsPlus Healthcare + Hospice - Dev Maniar, '26
ConnectionsPlus provides compassionate care and comfort to neighbors living with serious illness so they and their families can enjoy life for as long as possible.

Hull's Drive-In Theatre - Veronika Kolosova, '25
Hull's Drive-In Theatre is only one of six drive-ins operating in Virginia, and a non-profit organization. Built in the 1950's, Hull's Drive-In Theatre has been a part of the Rockbridge area community for more than 70 years.

The Advancement Foundation, The Virginia Innovation Accelerator (VIA)  - Janae Darby, '25
The Advancement Foundation, The Virginia Innovation Accelerator (VIA) provides start-up training for emerging entrepreneurs, helps launch and identify funding for new small businesses, and creates and cultivates local and regional economic prosperity.


CBL Summer Internships-2022

Main Street Lexington - Amanda Gallop ‘24
The City of Lexington - Margaret Witkofsky ‘24
The Office of Community-Based Learning - Cat Hudson '24, Emma Smith ‘24

Interested in getting involved? Please email Bethany Ozorak, Assistant Director of CBL, bozorak@wlu.edu.